Category Archives: Theatre

Antony and Cleopatra

By William Shakespeare Directed by Jonathan Munby Presented by the Globe Theatre on 29 July 2014 Cleopatra, the alluring and fascinatingly ambiguous Queen of Egypt, has bewitched the great Mark Antony, soldier, campaigner and now one of the three rulers … Continue reading

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Natural Affection

By William Inge Directed by Grace Wessels Presented by House on the Hill Productions in association with Jermyn Street Theatre on 23 July 2014 Christmas 1962, Chicago, small apartment … Unconventional couple, Sue and Bernie, are awaiting the impending visit … Continue reading

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Henry V

By William Shakespeare Directed by Helen Oakleigh Presented by the Groundlings Theatre Company at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside, on22 July 2014 Can the king of England hold his nerve to embrace his duty, command his men and lead his country … Continue reading

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The Comedy of Errors

By William Shakespeare Directed by Richard Stride Presented by the Groundlings Theatre Company at the Rose Playhouse, Bankside, on 18 July 2014 Two sets of twins separated at birth arrive in the same city without meeting for one crazy day, … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By William Shakespeare Directed by Sean Turner Presented by Permanently Bard at The Castle, Harrow, on 17 July 2014 I normally chafe at the affectation that substitutes “The Bard” for “Shakespeare” (like the pointless variation of “tome” for “book”), but … Continue reading

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Richard II

By William Shakespeare Directed by Benjamin Blyth Presented by Malachite Theatre at St Leonard’s Church on 4 July 2014 For the first part of this special production, natural light floods the huge interior of St Leonard’s Church, illuminating both the … Continue reading

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An Ideal Husband

By Oscar Wilde Directed by David Phipps-Davis Presented by Smart Productions at the Tabard Theatre on 2 July 2014 Set in an upper-class world of fops and dandies, Oscar Wilde’s witty social satire questions the morality of seemingly upstanding politicians. … Continue reading

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Marriage

By Nikolai Gogol Adapted by Howard Colyer Directed by Scott Le Crass Presented by Ballast Theatre at the Jack Studio Theatre on 1 July 2014 He wants to get married; and he doesn’t want to get married – he doesn’t … Continue reading

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Henry IV Part 2

By William Shakespeare Directed by Gregory Doran Presented by the RSC at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre on 27 June 2014 King Henry’s health is failing as a second rebellion threatens to surface. Intent on securing his legacy, he is uncertain … Continue reading

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The Rape of Lucrece

By William Shakespeare Adapted by Elizabeth Freestone, Feargal Murray and Camille O’Sullivan Directed by Elizabeth Freestone Presented by RSC at Swan Theatre on 26 June 2014 Shakespeare’s tragic poem The Rape of Lucrece, a terrible tale of lust, rape and … Continue reading

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